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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 31st, 2017

Banks

Steve Douglas Childs, 60, Commerce
Mr. Steve Douglas Childs, age 60, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Childs was born in Gainesville to William Donald Childs of Commerce and the l ...

Forsyth

Judith Goodmon Cook, 77, Cumming
Judith Goodmon Cook, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Judy was retired from CASA in Hall County where she helped to turn many lives around. She was a memb ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Robert (Bob) Leuthold of Sugar Hill passed away on October 31, 2017.  He is survived by his wife, Robin Orr Leuthold.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. ...

Habersham

William Michael “Mike” Shiflett, age 62 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Anderson, ...

Hall

Richard Duncan, 82, Gillsville
A Celebration of Life will be held for Richard Duncan 82 of Gillsville, Ga. at 2:00PM Sat. Nov. 4, 2017 in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home. The Rev. Shon Thomas w ...
Bobbie J. Jones, 75, Gainesville
Bobbie J. Jones Bobbie was born in Gainesville, Georgia on August 20, 1942 and passed away September 20, 2017. She is a graduate of Gainesville High School Class of 1960. She kn ...
Reverend Robert E. Kersh, 79, Gainesville
Reverend Robert E. Kersh, “Granddaddy”, 79, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 31 2017. Rev. Kersh is preceded in death by his parents; his wi ...
Jesus Martinez, 17, Oakwood
Mr. Jesus Martinez, 17, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away October 31, 2017. A Funeral Mass Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Mission Centro Pastoral ...
Thomas Henry Sheridan Jr., 84, Gainesville
Thomas Henry Sheridan, Jr., 84, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Novembe ...

Jackson

Rev. Robert Barr Lewis, 72, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Reverend Robert Barr Lewis, age 72 of Commerce, Georgia (Dry Pond Community) who entered into heaven Tuesday, October 31, 2017.  Reve ...

Other

Trevis “Tony” Anthony Collins, age 60, of Oxford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adele W. and Travis M. Collins; ...

White

Carroll L. Zimmerman, 73, Cleveland
Carroll L. Zimmerman, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Monday,October 30, 2017.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will beannounced later by Barrett Funeral Home ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.